Monthly Archives: February 2010

Ehh, Next Week For Steve Fisher

Book’s the Giveaway.  Nobody got shot. I’m in South Carolina this weekend, and then the Small Press Show in NY next week, so… been up to stuff. The one interesting bit of news out of Tools for Change is that … Continue reading

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Czar Has His Moments

I suspect the ghostwriter for I, Mobster was up on the big names — Luciano, etc. — from the period.  Not exactly The Hoods, or even Tucker’s People, but, then, what is? This is the first Munsey book to be … Continue reading

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Err… OK

Congrats.  Probably the most money ever paid to an unregistered nonprofit that migrated into news, sorta. /No good info here on #s, but, given the iterated 100k uniques,  some multiple of that for an 18-year venture might be on order.

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Amazon 3rd Party Fees Explained

Yeah, I’ve done sales of books my books through Amazon’s Marketplace for 3rd party book sellers. Mr. Curtis has the right idea, but Amazon makes a little bit more than 3-4% of sale.  It’s more like 6-15%, plus an additional … Continue reading

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Compare It To The Woman-Chaser

Charles Willeford is well-remembered today for many novels, not least this one.  But his fellow Beacon author, Orrie Hitt, isn’t particularly known, even for strong efforts like Ladies’ Man. Actually, nobody aside from Michael Hemmingson seems to have heard of … Continue reading

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And Here’s ScrollMotion!

Y’all might remember, they were onstage when Apple did its summer product launch, so ScrollMotion’s new deal to put textbooks on the Ipad is obviously happening with Apple’s blessing… unlike some other firms that Apple doesn’t like as much lately. … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Quite Look Over With Macmillan/Amazon

Four days, no buy buttons for many (not all) Macmillan books on Amazon. Credit Richard Curtis, legendary agent and publisher of Ereads, with best graphic… /Via Publisher’s Weekly.

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